Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    Jul 15, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Languages and Literature

Associate Professor Laura Brandenburg, Dean

Professor Joshua Mora, Associate Dean

Professors Deborah Kuhlmann, Steve Michael

Associate Professors Erin Heath, Maria O’Connell, Jesus Romero, Karen Beth Strovas

Assistant Professors Ashley Hardage Edlin, Troy Gregory

Emeritus Professors Don L. Cook, Christa Smith

The School of Languages and Literature includes the department of English and modern languages: Spanish, Chinese, French, German, and Latin.


The School of Languages and Literature offers majors in English and Spanish, with English specializations available in American Literature, British Literature, and Professional Writing.  Minors are offered in Chinese, German, Latin, and Professional Writing.

Courses in both composition and literature seek to provide training in the techniques and skills necessary to produce acceptable, effective written expression. While the latter are designed to acquaint students with prose and poetry of recognized merit, the study of composition, literature, and language develop in students an intelligent understanding and appreciation of the written and spoken word as an integral part of life.

Entering freshmen whose ACT score in English is 16 or lower are required to enroll in ACAC 0330  before attempting ENGL 1301 . Credit may be given for satisfactory scores on the English sections of ACT, SAT I, CLEP, or Advanced Placement (AP). (See the ” Credit by Examination  ” section of the catalog for more information.)

Languages are an essential and crucial aspect of a liberal arts education.  Not only will your mind be exposed to other cultures and peoples, but you will enhance your job opportunities in many fields, such as the legal, banking, teaching, and medical fields, to name a few.  Also, with the ever-increasing demand for global communication, there is a continued need for interpreters and translators in many languages.  A major or a minor in a language, along with study abroad experiences, will be a great addition to your résumé as well.

The School of Languages and Literature is proud to offer the following languages in our face-to-face classes: American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Latin, and Spanish.  Additionally, online we offer Arabic, German, Latin, and Spanish.  We also have an annual Study Tour to Nosara, Costa Rica during the May Micro term where the students can complete SPAN 2301 and 2302 or take an upper-level course for the SPAN major or minor.

***ASL, CHIN, FREN, GERM, LATN, and SPAN 1301 and ASL, CHIN, FREN, GERM, LATN, and SPAN 1302 may be taught at external campuses as three-hour courses without additional emphasis given to the communicative aspect.***